Nasir Shamma Resurrects Palestinian, Iraqi Heritage
As part of the third youth meeting in the Emirate of Shariqa, the Iraqi musician and lute player Nasir Shamma performed a concert during which he played many pieces of his composition and improvised a number of Arab musical keys.
He played Min al Thakerah (From Memory), Kissat Hobb Sharqiyyah (Eastern Love Story), Raksat al Faras (Mare’s Dance) and then he performed variety of Arabic songs from the heritage. In addition the Iraqi musician played other varieties from the Palestinian musical heritage in an attempt to reactivate this art of an Arab country which has been subjected to cultural robbery and destruction. Then he improvised Arabic keys particularly Iraqi keys.
The musical piece Resistance Dance has been a strong and clear expression of his solidarity with the Palestinian uprising through which he sparked enthusiasm among the audience. He concluded his concert with his famous music piece Hadatha Fi al A’miriyyah (Happened in al A’miriyyah) which he composed out of his rage over the American bombing of al A’miriyyah children refuge which led to the killing of many children during the Gulf Second War -- Albawaba.com